Significance

Consider the beauty of nature

How the green leaves, in perfection, adorn the trees

And yet, we know that it is temporary

Do they know it? Perhaps no, but in optimism and grace

They do their work, and give beauty and food to the world

Summer comes, and they are here. Then winter and they fall away

And in His eternal grace, God reminds us that we too, will do the same

We rise, we fall. We try again

To show to the world, to those around us that we have optimism

That we have beauty, that we have chance and opportunity

To rise up, to fight, to pursue

The dreams, the goals and the significance that we are born to have

And though life is a struggle, and the world is full of challenges

That we, in our small little way

Can, and ought to

Do our level best to show those who follow

The beauty, the optimism. The potential that they too have

The God given talent and inspiration that each one of us can share

The great positive impact that we can have on each other

Because our success in the future cannot happen without the future

And what we do today, we do for tomorrow – whether we accept it or not

So even though it seems folly

Let us consider the abounding optimism and beauty and power that we all have

And radiate it to the world

We need to work, we need to struggle, but in the end

The green leaves come, the brown leaves fall

And then the tree’s life ends

So, no man comes to the end of his life and wants to be surrounded

By his advisor, his banker and his stockbroker

He seeks to gather those around him

That gave his life meaning

And that little bit of significance